Reasons A Home Won’t Sell
On average over 14,000 homes sell every day!
I get a lot of questions about selling homes. Many people are curious why some homes sell quickly and others sit on the market longer than necessary.
Here are a few reasons why a home won’t sell quickly, or sometimes at all.
Home Is Difficult To Show
If your home is not convenient to show you may have already set a bad start for a prospective buyer. Buyers want to see homes when it’s convenient for them. If there are very restrictive hours, buyers may pass over your home to look at the next home on their list. When it’s difficult for buyers to see your home, that may send a message that you are not motivated to sell.
Your Home Is Overpriced
This is a big one! Many sellers feel their home is extra special and worth more than market value. We know you are proud of your home, but a home is only worth what a buyer will pay for it and the price at which it will appraise. Pricing your home accurately from the beginning will attract more buyers and get your home sold quicker and for more money.
Your Home Doesn’t Show Well
It’s critical to make an amazing first impression when your home is being shown. If a potential buyer encounters bad odors, clutter, a barking dog, your house is too cold or hot, etc, they may be unable to think positively about your house. You want to always have your home in good showing condition if you want it to sell! The goal is to create a comfortable environment that the buyer can envision themselves spending a lot of time in.
Your Home Is Timeworn
Savvy buyer’s agents and buyers will look closely at the number of days the home has been on the market. Pricing your home too high to start with the idea that you’ll lower it later if necessary is not the best plan. If your house sits on the market for too long, buyers and their agents will approach the house thinking it’s overpriced and may think something is wrong with it before they even get there.
If you want to sell your home quickly for the most money possible, it’s critical to price it accurately from the beginning, make it easy to show, and make sure it looks its best for every showing!